The Antique Wine Company, established 25 years ago, is a company that distributes luxury spirits and wine. The Antique Wine Company focus on vintage spirits, both antique and contemporary which will age into antique. They also focus on exceptional and rare wines. The Antique Wine Company provides wine for hotels, restaurants, private purchasers, and the global wine trade.
The Antique Wine Company is run by CEO Stephen Williams and has a headquarters in Marylebone, Central London as well as two offices in Asia, Manila and Hong Kong. Stephen Williams founded The Antique Wine Company in 1982 and now has tens of thousands of clients in 100 different countries around the world. Williams was once called the “Sherlock Holmes of Fine Wine,” due to his ability to track down rare, vintage, and most desired wines across the world. Due to his vast knowledge of wines, Williams is also a tutor for The Antique Wine Company wine academy, as well as a respected commentator in the wine industry.
Not only does The Antique Wine Company offer the most desirable wines and spirits, they also have an academy that anyone interested in can attend. The academy is situated at the company’s headquarters in Marylebone, Central London. The Antique Wine Company academy has state-of-the-art equipment and runs courses on wines, master classes, and tastings with a tutor. CEO Stephen Williams is a tutor for 2 of those courses at the academy. The academy’s tasting room seats 30 people for a more intimate experience.
The Antique Wine Company has been in the news several times for the wine they have sold. In 2011 The Antique Wine Company broke the Guinness Book world record in selling the most expensive bottle of wine. The bottle, an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem, sold for 75,000 pounds to a private collector. They also supplied Paramount Pictures with authentic 1912 bottles of wine to celebrate the success of the film Titanic.